May 20, 2011- Ah the ironies of the Wisconsin Republicans…. they are busy passing restrictive voter ID laws, as billboards rumored to be associated with the Tea Party crop up warning “VOTER FRAUD is a FELONY!”, but today it is a Republican legislative aide who is under investigation for voter fraud for voting in Onalaska although she lives in Madison.
Yes, it’s true. Marcie Malszycki, a Republican legislative aide who works for the guy who co-sponsored the voter ID bill, allegedly voted improperly for Scott Walker – well, actually she allegedly violated the election law in 2008 and 2010, sort of an allegedly running scam if you will. I know, you’re shocked.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported:
A Republican legislative aide is under investigation for possible vote fraud after she cast her ballot in the November election in
La Crosse County District Attorney Tim Gruenke said he has forwarded the report from the Onalaska Police Department to Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne to see if criminal charges are warranted against Marcie Malszycki, 30, an aide to state Rep. Warren Petryk, R-Eleva.
Records from the Government Accountability Board show Malszycki voted in Onalaska on Nov. 2, 2010, and Nov. 4, 2008, at the same time she had a home in Madison and worked at the state Capitol. Messages left with Malszycki by email, phone and Facebook weren’t returned.
Before the November election, Malszycki worked on the campaign of 92nd Assembly District candidate Dennis Clinard. The district lies just northeast of Onalaska….
According to the Onalaska police report, Malszycki voted after her mother signed an affidavit saying she had lived at her home for two months. Residents must live in a district for 10 days to be eligible to vote. Malszycki told an Onalaska police officer that a pollworker told her it would be OK to vote and that “her intent that day was to cast a vote, not do anything wrong.”
This gets better. Malszycki works for Republican state Rep. Warren Petryk (Eleva), who co-sponsored the voter ID bill that passed the Senate Thursday.